Actor, star of stage, and TV presenter Mathew Kelly will be making an exclusive appearance at the Barn Theatre on Sunday 17th November. Cotswolds very own Dominic Cotter of Radio Gloucestershire will be comparing the evening and getting some detailed insight into Mathew’s distinguished career. It’s sure to be a fun filled entertaining evening for all the family.

Having been trained as a theatre actor, Mathew first came to public prominence as a television presenter of ITV light entertainment shows such as Game for a Laugh, You Bet! and Stars in Their Eyes. In the 2000s he returned to acting, appearing in several West End productions, while also acting in some television roles.

His theatre career included playing the original Stanley in Funny Peculiar – a role he created at the Liverpool Everyman, in Waiting For Godot with Ian McKellan and Roger Rees, Tim Firth’s Sign of the Times, the musical Lend Me A Tenor! and as Lennie in Of Mice and Men at the Savoy Theatre for which his performance won him an Olivier Award for Best Actor.

His other most recent theatre credits include: The Habit of Art (UK Tour), The Box of Delights (Wilton’s Music Hal), Desire Under The Elms (Sheffield Crucible), Pride & Prejudice (Regents Park Theatre & UK Tour), The Jew Of Malta, Volpone and Love’s Sacrifice for the RSC, TOAST (Park Theatre & 59E59 in New York), Twelfth Night (Liverpool Everyman), The History Boys (Crucible, Sheffield); To Sir With Love (Northampton & national tour); God of Carnage (Nuffield Theatre, Southampton); The Seagull (Southwark Playhouse); Educating Rita (Menier Chocolate Factory, on tour and Edinburgh Festival); the musicals Spamalot and Legally Blonde (National Tours); Troilus and Cressida (Shakespeare’s Globe); Mirandolina (Manchester Royal Exchange); Amadeus (Wilton’s Music Hall); Oh What a Lovely War! (Octagon, Bolton); Endgame (Liverpool Everyman); Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Trafalgar Studios, London).

Matthew’s other television work includes: ITV’s award winning thriller Cold Blood; Benidorm; Bleak House; Egypt: The Pharaoh and the Showman and The Temple of the Sands; MI High; Moving On; Marple; Casualty; Heartbeat; My Family at War, the documentary series Forensic Casebook and most recently Channel 5’s series Top of The Box.

Tickets are £25 per person and will be exclusively available to all Friends, Patrons and Members of the Barn from Thursday 3rd October for seven days.

Tickets will then be available to the general public from Thursday 10th October.



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